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. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it is just soaked. the whole city is soaking wet. wind again a big factor this morning. not a lot of cars on the road. i popped into the one business open. that's starbucks on the corner. they say they are a lot emptier than they usually are this time of morning. normally people are out but people are staying inside and that's probably a good thing as the wind and rain creates ve
. it looks like it will peak monday morning and there is also flood warnings posted for the napa river at napa and at st. helena as more of the rain coming into the watersheds -- the rivers will come up to near flood stage. it's not going to be dramatically overflood stage. at least that's not the way it looks right now. along the napa river at napa or st. helena and the russian river at guerneville you to monitor this. let's show you what's supposed to happen at guerneville. forecast is to reach just above flood stage at 32.7 feet tomorrow morning -- or rather monday morning at 9:00. whereas on the napa river it looks like it will peak sunday afternoon. so stay tuned on that if you are in those areas. mean time here is how to looks for us. on and off showers through the day. heavy rain returns tomorrow morning at this time. the rain is out of the area by sunday and finally we get a chance to breathe. we will have impressive totals and a specific look at what's going ounfold over the next 24 hours. first let's check with ann. >>> thank you, brian. the pg&e crews are hard at work around
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
in napa where the flood warning was canceled. >> reporter: napa city officials expect the napa river in downtown to crest within the hour. it was thought the napa river downtown might exceed flood state but it will fall smart of the mark. -- fall short of the mark but it did see areas of flooding. >> this is the pope street bridge. a historic spot and a spot for locals to watch the rain swollen napa river. >> i think it will flow out nicely and we will be fine by this afternoon. >> reporter: confident it wouldn't happen today but a few miles north the napa river did. >> flooded. pretty flooded coming down deer park, where the peach trees trees are. >> reporter: the napa river crept into vineyards as well. deer park road was partially blocked. up two miles the lane was closed. most drivers turned away, some did not. >> it looks like we got off easy. i mean, we have flooded vineyards and things like that. >> reporter: these area iztypically flood. -- areas typically flood. the risk of flooding had passed. >> that is due in part to the fact the rain stopped. had it continued to dump sev
kera clapper is live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. nick smith is live at the pier in pacifica. we will begin with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. the rain is in the north bay. it has been gusting and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at the airport. as we look at live doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash
for the napa and russian river have been cancelled. our wind advisory and flashflood watches for the bay area have been cancelled as well. but, but more rain in my seven-day forecast. i'll let you know when to expect it. >> ama: we have developing news. two people were rescued on highway 1 near creek road. the highway is underwater. several drivers had to be plucked from rising waters today as the storm caused creeks and rivers to rise quicker than expected. right now the napa river is reaching is highest level in downtown napa. john alston is at veterans memorial park. reporter: napa river is expected to reach its peak level between now and 6:00. however, no flooding is expected in the city of napa. officials and residents are crediting a flood project that is still underway. the sign says flooded, and the vons memorial park was supposed to be closed to the public at a precaution, but that didn't stop people from bellying up to the railing to see the swollen napa river for themselves. it's big, the river project seems to be working. i was a big skeptic, but i think it's doing its job. report
't-miss. now we're in georgia's napa valley at the traditional home showhouse. top designers from around the country are showing off their creative design. >> hi, i'm ann maine, editor of "traditional home." i would like to welcome you to the first-ever traditional home napa valley show house. ten designers have transformed this house at the cardinal winery located in the heart of the napa valley. proceeds from the showhouse benefit the napa valley film festival. let's take a peek and see what you think. >> hi, i'm emily bowman and this is the kitchen and family dining room. the goal for the two spaces was to make them both more flexible and functional. in the kitchen, the charcoal cabinets and aged iron hardware bring a rustic feel to the space. the marble countertops and limestone colored walls add warmth to the space. all these elements pay homage to napa, while indulging in modern comfort. the goal was to preserve the indoor and outdoor feel through natural colors. the main furniture pieces in the space are made from belgian linen and the pops of colors by decorative pillows and acce
tonight. abc-7 news reporter sergio quintana is in napa, john alston is live at a power outage in san francisco. we begin with meteorologist leigh glaser. >> leigh: right now we're in a lull across the bay area. live doppler 7hd picked up heavier cells as the warm sector moves through. but what we're keying spot -- seeing spotty rain, san ramon, towards the livermore valley area, and just to the east of morgan hill, little not -- spotty pain, -- spotty rain but where the rain is coming down, very heavy rainfall amounts in the north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards
quintana is in napa, john alston is live at a power outage in san francisco. we begin with meteorologist leigh glaser. >> leigh: right now we're in a lull across the bay area. live doppler 7hd picked up heavier cells as the warm sector moves through. but what we're keying spot -- seeing spotty rain, san ramon, towards the livermore valley area, and just to the east of morgan hill, little not -- spotty pain, -- spotty rain but where the rain is coming down, very heavy rainfall amounts in the north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain
an inch and a half to 2 inches of rain. that's most of the bay area. that's why the napa river and flood river are under flood warnings with a flash flood for the north bay and the coast and the mountains where we have a wind advisory because tonight with the rain it's going to be windy. win gusts 30 to 35 miles per hour. there's high deaf doppler. the rain is here and it's going to be with us for a while. we'll talk about when the mess will finally move o out and have your full extended forecast in a few minutes. >>> as paul mentioned a flood warning has been issued for the napa river. it's expected above flood levels and cbs5 don knapp is in napa where people are preparing for worst. >> reporter: we've been here since 3 and there was no rain. now it's starting to rain. behind me is the napa river. there's lots of room. but they say this river is going to rise rapidly tomorrow. folks all along the banks up and down are preparing for the worst and stopping by to pick up sandbags to do that. the city's delivered about 50- tons of sand to this lot and the folks are filling them just about
the rushing river and parts of the napa river this will continue along the street as well as old boeheimian highway will explain some minor flooding as well, but for the rest of us u-we are waking up colder and i will break this down for you, talk about your dry day coming up, good morning, tara. >>> we have not too much to report and that's the good news your christmas eve. a look at 101 shows traffic is flowing very nicely and along the east shore freeway, you can see traffic looks great in both directions. 4:29 let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with the peninsular, a creek overflowed into a neighborhood forking people to leave their -- forcing people to leave their homes. we will have an update on that situation in just a moment. >>> a flood warning for the napa river has beens canceled. the water started to level off this morning. many roads were closed yesterday and in forestville, it knocked a free he on to a house -- a tree on to a house and opened a large sinkhole. >> this causes a lot of havoc. >> utility crews say it could take a few days to fix all of the problems created
braces for another round from the river of rain. the rain is starting to come down in napa. these are pictures from the last hour. let's get to meteorologist paul deanno on the latest when the next wave will arrive. >> tracking the rainfall with cbs 5 high def doppler radar. and it is pouring in san francisco. how about that. this is ahead of the next big wave. this is bonus rainfall if you will, though i doubt many people call it bonus. san francisco out by the airport, north across the golden gate to mill valley, over to richland, down to oakland, we're looking at heavy rainfall and light to moderate rain as well. and san jose and cupertino getting rain. and widespread rainfall totallies of 1 to 2 inches. that's why we have a flash flood watch for the north bay, the coast and the mountains and a flood warning for the napa river and the russian river and it's going to be windy as well. wind advisory for the coast and mountains for wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. this happens round number 3. we'll talk about what happens once this moves out. that's coming up in the full
in wine country we'll take touted russian and napa rivers. >> we're getting a nice break, it's not going >> ama: the highway patrol says the wet weather played in a crash in daly city. 27-year-old lauren davis died at the scene. she slammed into an abandoned car and was struck from behind by an suv. it shut down norb lanes of the freeway for three hours. >> people in menlo park are doing extra defensive driving after a tree blew down this morning. it came down with enough force to take down a small brick wall. nearby a power outage left drivers without signal lights for about an hour in the early afternoon. >> take a look what is going on in part of vallejo. this is newest mobile city, a trailer park, there is a lot of water with no place to go except for the park and into the trailers. several residents have evacuated the area. some cars didn't quite make it out. the water is expected to be there for quite some time. >> bart trains are running again after system power was knocked out twice today. a power shortage knocked out the electricity around 9:00. riders were stranded for about an
for the napa river and for the city of napa on the napa river. the flood levels will crest and recede by midnight. a flash flood warning for pescadaro creek and the town. here is why. the doplar is showing a line of showers and thundershowers moving through the central bay area right now. even if if it lightens up in the north bay. that is why they issued flash flood warnings until 7:00. the rain totals more than 2 inches in santa rosa. you see the bulk of the showers are moving south and east of the bay area. plenty focused around the drainage off towards the pacific that is why the creek is torn. heavy rain is moving to the south and we will have the entire forecast dried up in san francisco and over in oakland. the storm is causing problems all over the bay area. >> reporter: brian, you know, it is the sunday before the christmas holiday. that mean ace lot of people are out this doing last-minute shopping and going to holiday parties. but, the weather has not made it easy for drivers out this on the road. they are looking at the conditions from earlier. the standing water is hurti
picture to show you from napa. rain hasn't let up in the north bay. a little lighter than it was before. still very soggy. since wednesday santa rosa, you're creeping up on 1 half foot of rainfall since wednesday. nearly 3 inches of rain for san francisco. more than 2 inches of rain for oakland. the rain is going to pick up again after midnight. heavy rain is likely throughout the morning tomorrow. it will be windy. we have the russian river and napa river under an official flood warning. a flash flood watch is still in effect through tomorrow for the north day, for the mountains and for the peninsula coast. there's a lot to talk about. we'll get through it and talk about what's going to happen after round three. >> heavy rain has people nervous. napa and russian rivers are under flood warnings. they're expected to rise above flood stage. don knapp is in napa. >> reporter: napa residents have been warned about the flooding. especially those living close to streams and the river. now they're bracing for the night. others are still working at it. crews were working into the night to remov
gusts, napa, 53 miles per hour. and at the airport, sfo, 52 miles per hour. heavy rain, done, cheer night, more rain in the fore-- clear night, more rain in the forecast. we will let you know coming up. >>> several north bay communities watched as rivers continued to rise. some predicted to flood. tonight, the warnings were lifted and communities are breathing a collective sigh of relief. the napa river is still high but it did not overflow, don? >> reporter: that is the good news, right behind us we have been looking at it. cresting right now on the backside of the crest. it did not flood. why didn't it flood? some folks are saying it is because of the lull between the storms others are saying it is because of the flood control project. >> reporter: in the late afternoon sun, the napa river looks inviting enough for wildlife and canoes. rainstorms failed to bring the water within three feet of the banks. upriver there was minor flooding when the river rose half a foot above the stage. plenty of folks were concerned. employees 50 tons of sand in bags to protect their property. jua
rising. you can see some of the okay owes over the santa cruz mountains. warns for napa. meantime, the russian river is under a flood watch but it is not expected to exceed flood stage. you can can stand by for the forecast on all of the rivers in just 10 minutes. the stormy weather is complicating driving on bay area roadways tonight. stony point road is closed after a massive sink hole opened up this afternoon. the sinkhole is 10 feet deep. south of highway 116. road crews are taking all of the precautions necessary to prevent accidents but they say sinkholes are not uncommon during stormy weather. >> we are taking safety precautions to make sure that a car does not fall through and fall into the hole. >> the crews say the road could be closed up to three days while they patch up the hole. >>> also, in sanoma county, a house on cozy court was hit hard when a fur tree came crashing down of the the tree splintered into pieces and knocked out power in the area. no word on injuries, though. wepds gusting to 60 miles an hour -- winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. winds knocking down t
visibility in livermore, fog in the east bay valleys, 3/4 mile thickest santa rosa where coldest, 37 napa, 38, 40 concord now, 48 fremont, san francisco 49, peninsula in the mid 40s down to san jose 44°. let's talk about today. partly cloudy, a little breezy at the coast, upper 40s to low 50s, the rest of us brief break from the rain mid 50s today, rain comes back tomorrow that quickly. >> keeping an eye on your christmas eve morning commute across the board light out there, let's get you starred with this live look at 80 in berkeley, more cars on the road now than we've seen throughout the morning, certainly no stopping, no traffic, moving on to the golden gate bridge, thisly picture water droplets on the camera all morning, not raining per se out there and there are so few cars on the road as long as everyone takes their time and moves along, [ inaudible ] >>> this morning, good news and worrisome news along the creek that divides palo alto and east palo alto. good news is the water level has dropped significantly from yesterday's peak this is a live look at the creek from the palo alto si
with today's storm is as much of a story as what did. here's a live picture or the napa river in napa. although the town got drenched the river depressed overflow. city officials credit a flood control project still being built as helping get rid of the extra water. we'll have a live report at 6:15. sonoma county, in gurneyville, residents dodged a bullet. the russian river did not overflow. sonoma county received between four to ten inches of rain. residents hope when the tide goes out, the excess water will go with it. >>> there are some flooded streets in san francisco as well as fallen trees, hill -- hill -- lillian him is live. reporter: this is quite a big cleanup job. this large tree came crashing down this morning. as you can imagine for the people who live here, it as quite a scare. >> the family surveyed the damage. luckily no one was hurt but this large tree, which came from the house two doors down, damaged the fence and a tree. their dog was in the backyard when it happened. >> i was there with my dog, and that would happen been just tragic. i'm glad he ran. he has big
cooler this morning. the area 50 san francisco, napa 40 everybody else in the mid to upper 40s. fairly calm out there. because we have cloud cover we are not seeing thick fog yet. it could be out there in small patches if the clouds open a little which they are going to do shortly. here we go with northeast wind three oakland west wind five santa rosa that's it. some of the clouds and the reason why the fog hasn't formed storm track to the north temporarily today. enjoy the dry weather while we have it. 40s mainly cloudy through 7:00, mid to upper 50s noon, partly sunny, more sun throughout the noon into the afternoon. upper 50s to near 60 4:00, need a jacket this evening low to mid 50s under mostly cloudy skies. the rain returns tonight into tomorrow mainly north bay start spreading south as we head through the day tuesday, scattered showers possible wednesday, drier thursday. >>> first look this morning bay bridge toll is light and live and no issues coming into san francisco on the upper deck. same with the san mateo bridge, a little crowded towards the highrise westbound no signifi
county all the way into napa county. there is areas to the east bay and south bay. it's generally light rain drizzly is what i encountered on the way in. you can see santa rosa over to yountville. over to the north is what -- look at this cold air. this is making a beeline to us tomorrow. 50s on the temps with that strong southeast temperature. we've been cold to very mild to warm. even 50s to 30s in the mountains last week. we had single digits. they will be back. today is one of the warmest days of the week. rain will continue. snow. this is a warm sector coming in now. the cold air arrives tomorrow. there is a lot going on. windy, mild rain. could be hit and miss showers. very mild with temperatures san jose, morgan hill 60s. the lows right now are in the 50s as well. colder on tuesday and wednesday. really cold wednesday morning. then increasing clouds and i'm broad brushing this but it looks like a very active pattern thursday into the weekend. >> thank you, steve. >>> time is 4:38. possible movement in the debate over the fiscal cliff. what house speaker john boehner is offering t
for napa river at napa for the second time this season. the latest it does not look as if if it will hit flood stage. the rains headed south and east of the bay area allows the watersheds time to drain. not fast enough, though, for some roads. niles canyon road closed because of a rock slide. the traffic was detoured to the 680 but we are just getting word the road could open any minute. state road 84 is closed in both directions because of a tree blocking all lanes. and in the santa cruz mountains, highway 17 was closed causing back ups it has been reopened. the state route 1 it is closed near valley ford because of flooding. another road closure. the mana rammic highway, above down town mill valley was completely blocked by a large tree. it took crews extra time to get up the narrow road. even longer to start clearing it. >> well, i am upset. i want to get home. [ laughter ] so, you know, i am -- it is not their fault. obviously this is a tree in the road. the difference is why isn't somebody cutting it? that is the difference. why isn't somebody cutting the tree down so we can get hom
they did not receive the calls of problems. >> the napa river in downtown napa stayed within its banks after concerns the river would exceed flood stage this evening. they explain what kept the river from causing a bigger problem for the area. >> this is the pope street bridge. historic spot. and a spot for locals to watch the rain swollen. napa river. >> i think it is -- i think it it is going to flow out nicely and we will be fine by this afternoon. >> sharon graves watched this river flood before. confident it would not happen at this bridge today. but a few miles north, the napa river did escape its banks. >> it is flooded. it is flooded coming down deer park and silver ado and deer park where the peach trees are. >> several feet of water covered this orchard on deer park road. the river crept into vineyards as well. it was partially blocked. upriver, another 2 miles, lodi lane was chosed. most drivers -- closed. most drivers turned away. some did not. >> it looks like we got off pretty easy. we have some flooded vineyards and things like that. >> these are agricultural areas that
to 3.7 feet. and expected to rise only about 5.4 feet with approaching storm wednesday. napa river stage 25 feet down now to about a 10.2 feet which is again, below flood stage. wednesday storm, but good news with approaching system. >> spencer, thank you. spencer just mentioned napa river. not this time, perhaps not anymore, thanks to the flood protection plan. wayne freedman is live tonight. wayne? >> that is napa creek behind me it's a notoriously fast trigger finger. there it is now. take a look. does that look like an angry creek? that looks like the creek might flood last weekend and it's not. what happens? with high water coming to napa people know the drill. >> with flood warnings we have a little bit. everything off the bottom shelf autos what is wrong with this picture? sandbags or need for them? >> we'd probably be standing in a mud and... a big mess. >> as waters rose last weekends, plenty of residents expected another scene when napa creek overflowed its banks, this time, it didn't thanked to a funded bypass project by army corps of engineers. >> this is work. >> the p
issued for napa and sonoma counties until 8:00 a.m. rainfall rates behind the very intent. >> in addition to the heavy rain, the winds are blowing very strong. i will take look at those coming up. s-sierra complete bay area news coverage continues. this is mornings on two periods and a good morning. this sunday, december 2nd. i am cloudy and warm periods in the the storm moved in late last night and it still hitting the bay area hard. right now we have live team coverage. allie rasmus is live on the napa river. urologist rosemary and chief meteorologist bill martin. though, what's happening? >> if you've been with us last hour or so, we've been talking about it. the heaviest rain moving through the bay area. we are seeing rainfall accumulations of an inch an hour. that's what you might find in a major tropical storm. what are the reds in novato and opt for the fairfield area. the national weather service has issued a flash flood warning for napa and sonoma county. that is going to last until 8:00 a.m. they are seeing gas or member earlier i mentioned the debris flow in windsor. these rain
. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but that could change in a hurry tonight with another round of heavy rains about to hit. serious floods are common here, and residents are on alert, preparing by filling sandbags provided by the city. >> when stuff like this happens, city of napa takes care of napa. >> residents filled 700 bags, ten tons of sand in three hours this morning. >> my son and i picked up 12 sandbags. >> he had the forsythe to plan ahead because of the past. his home has flooded three times. sanbags are one of many weapons in his arsenal. >> we expect the worst to be tomorrow morning. that usually happenings. the rain falls, river rises, comes down and floods our area. >> the national weather service warns the river will rise above flood stage tomorrow in 2005, the river overwhelmed down
in santa rosa and napa, everybody else in the low to upper 40s to even 50 now in san francisco. as we head throughout the morning it is going to feel much cooler than yesterday. 12° cooler to 20, 12 san francisco, 20 redwood city, 23 napa, need a heavier coat not one that is waterproof. temperatures in the 40s through 7:00, 50s by noon, near 60 at 4:00, you will need that jacket at 7:00 we are back into the low to mid 50s wet weather tomorrow, wednesday and then finally dry starting thursday. >>> east shore freeway headed past golden gate fields, 580 merges you can see getting busy, a little crowded because of cars coming together other than that things pick up nicely as you make your way in towards the macarthur maze. you are getting crowds as it gets busier bay bridge toll no metering lights yet cash folks paying a little bit of a price because they have a delay to the west grand overcrossing, carpool and fastrak moving nicely accident north 101 san francisco partially blocking right lane past candlestick towards third. you might find slowing there coming into san francisco. >>> 6:10. >
with ktvu's lorraine lorraine blanco live in napa. >> reporter: the flood warning runs through the night and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez
quintana, "abc 7 news". >> dan: right on both counts. john alston continues live in downtown napa. we have been watching the river for days, how does it look tonight? >> reporter: it's fine right now after a day of rain it's stopped for the time being. behind me is a bloated napa river but well within the banks. this area is very saturated. the storm has brought some flooding in wine country. water overtopped a levee along sonoma creek where it borders the larsen family winery and this year the creek has been especially high. water is continuing to flood into a portion of the 70 acres of chardonay vines. vineyard looks more like a like in some areas. this is both good and bad. >> its nuisance but not a bad. it's good for the ground and agriculture and recharge our groundwater. it's a pain, you can see there are trees and logs and basketballs and whatever comes down the creek is what we get. >> reporter: he says it cost about $10,000 over year to remove all of that junk once the rainy season ends. they plan to rebuild the levee but that temporary solution when the air goes into flood. we're
. john alston continues live in downtown napa. we have been watching the river for days, how does it look tonight? >> reporter: it's fine right now after a day of rain it's stopped for the time being. behind me is a bloated napa river but well within the banks. this area is very saturated. the storm has brought some flooding in wine country. water overtopped a levee along sonoma creek where it borders the larsen family winery and this year the creek has been especially high. water is continuing to flood into a portion of the 70 acres of chardonay vines. vineyard looks more like a like in some areas. this is both good and bad. >> its nuisance but not a bad. it's good for the ground and agriculture and recharge our groundwater. it's a pain, you can see there are trees and logs and basketballs and whatever comes down the creek is what we get. >> reporter: he says it cost about $10,000 over year to remove all of that junk once the rainy season ends. they plan to rebuild the levee but that temporary solution when the air goes into flood. we're having a break in the weather but residents are ge
, it includes napa and it also does include santa rosa. some of our hardest hit locations with a particular series of storms. you will notice more rain already starting to approach the coast, and this is just an appetizer of what's to come. we've looked at plenty of rain over the past four days. santa rosa, one of our top cities picked up over 5 1/2 inches of rain. san francisco, not too far behind. 2 1/2, to get down to the south bay, gilroy, 2 1/2 in san francisco topping out right at -- san jose, rather, at 1 1/2 now. we are watching more rain with this next system as you menged, diane. it's going to be very powerful. flash flood watches do mean that flash flooding is likely tomorrow. we're going to be telling you how much rain is going to fall. another thing that's very important, those rivers have been rising. we're going to detail all of that coming up. >> thank you, anthony. as you mentioned, people in the north bay are preparing for this north storm as potential flooding in some areas. the national weather service issued a warning today projecting that the napa river will rise two f
are in effect for both the napa river and the russian river. details on what happens after this round 3 coming up in a few minutes. >>> paul just showed us no place in the bay area is dry tonight. the peninsula and the santa cruz were some of the areas that saw plenty of rain. a lot of that wet weather. >> reporter: right now it's kind of light so it's kind of hard for the camera lens to capture the raindrops. take a look at this flooded parking lot. i'm standing in a foot deep of water right now. there's simply nowhere for the water to go, and all across the bay area, you'll see a lot of flooded streets and parking lots just like this one here. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the building. the heavy rain kept this crew moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. a lot of freeway accidents. >> reporter: a pg&e crew was sent to help restore power, but they need
as we go towards the napa river helena. current river levels at 16 ft. and flood stage is 16 ft.. we are just above flood stage is currently right now at 16.2. the highest predicted is at 17.2 at 9:00 p.m. and also napa is expected to also flawed on the napa river. these numbers are 22.3, it is also expected to -- blood. cresting at 10:00 p.m. right above flood stage but it might not expected to--flood --. >> redwood city, has reported nearly 3 in. and 5 in. neare the san mateo bridge it is finally starting to stop. we could see some residual showers to the south bay and to the east bay but partly cloudy, overnight. partly cloudy, but mostly sunny as the go for the afternoon. cooler temperatures and as we come up with more continuing >> oakland side of the bay bridge. that's where we find kron 4's reggie kumar. reggie. there were strong wind advisories earlier today. are the winds dying down? >> reporter: they have, enough of vicki. the chp says that the wind advisory for the bay bridge behind me has been lifted. the rain has stopped for no but the storm packed a powerful punch. the
't the north bay the napa river a is at near flood stage. the water also opened up a sink hole. debora villalon continues our coverage in napa. >> reporter: you can see in napa the water is running high but well within its banks. good considering how the water battled the north bay. in the battle between cars and rain, the rain sometimes wins. further west where many roads were shut down some folks folks forged their way against warnings. steel plates were sealed on to stoney point road. but this was just one temporary patch on one trouble spot. >> we have a little break in the storm, and we can watch up, get our heads above the water and get a break and fix some of the problems that we do have out there. >> reporter: rain pummeling the landscape faster than it can drain away has pounded this petaluma neighborhood before. >> when the sun comes out, the water will wash away. >> reporter: were you worried at all? >> a little bit. just a little bit. >> reporter: in forestville, high winds brought a tree down on a to a house. an all day clean up but fortunately no one was injured. today carolers sa
it up to 11:00 o'clock in the morning. drop south again perhaps down to napa and san rafael but again in the down below the golden gate or if i point south of that. so looks like mainly north bay event for tomorrow morning. does not look like all the bay area get rainfall however another wave coming on wednesday i'll show you what we can expect from that a little bit later. >> just what we need. spencer thanks very much. >> again spencer says more rain expected this week so be sure to stay with us for continuing storm watch coverage. we really take this very seriously and cover it extensively for you. don't forget track the system any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc 7 news.co news.com. stay hear for complete weather coverage. move on to other significant news tonight. >> arrest new information about the circumstances surrounding an at risk juvenile victim who went missing from an oakland care facility. 7 nuts reporter nick smith has latest news on the case. >> tej girls suffers from severe autism and has mental capacity of 9-year-old went missing from this group home in oakl
. >> kron 4's reggie kumar spent the day monitoring the napa river. >> the water level rose to a foot above flood stage. 26.1 feet. you can see how high the water is and how fast the river is moving. in downtown napa lot of residents came by main and third street to take a peak at the water level. locals tell me the river used to flood every 10-15 years. but the river did not over flow this time. even though the city was prepared. it placed barricades and flooded signs in the downtown area near the river saturday. $400million was just spent on flood improvements, the project is still only 2/3 done but he says the revamped flood control system worked well. >> it continued after 8:00 a.m. this morning, raining till noon we might have had a problem. the project is designed to give the water more room when it is necessary. this bridge, third street is higher than the old bridge. and in the previous configuration water levels today would have been lapping at the bridge. >> reporter: she was concerned about the napa river water level since they own the water front project that houses restaurants,
, on our web site, www.cbsfs.com/weather. >> glad warnings for the napa -- don tells us what may have played a big factor in preventing disaster. >> in the late afternoon sub, the napa river looks inviting enough. storms failed to bring the river less than three feet. up river, there were some minor flooding when it rose about half foot up stage. john rowjas has been through 20 years of floods. >> i used to believe sandbags didn't work, but they do. flashlights. just have everything ready, have your cars gassed up. others put their faith in the not complete flood project. >> i wasn't concerned. i know i've seen a lot v improvements in the nav napa river. officials say that next storm way not be as worrisome as they thought. >> in napa, don nap, cps five. >> this is the way the river looked this morning. a viewer sent us this picture before the flood was listed. because of lag time between rainful and run off, getting to the river it's still expected to swell to just below flood stage overnight. >> bad weather usually means bad news for businesses but some of the north bay were determi
. at the reporting stations thickest napa and novato. in my drive it was quarter to an 8th of a mile on 680 and 24 in spots not near the reporting stations. the fog is going to lift upper 50s to low 60s inland. coast light breeze and upper 50s today. >>> no fog in marin coming in this morning up and over the waldo clear. one lane both directions north end of the golden gate span due to roadwork picked up 5:30 roadwork throughout marin north and southbound 101 between strawberry and sausalito in the northbound direction. southbound you get the cones up and over the waldo for that golden gate bridge approach. north 101 university accident blocking on-ramp car in a ditch with tow truck on scene. eastbound 80 at central that off-ramp blocked by a box truck that got into an accident there. >>> 4:33. a story only on abc 7. dozens in the south bay are wondering where their cars are this morning. the consignment service they were using to sell their vehicles has packed up and moved on, without warning. amy hollyfield is in sunnyvale with more. >> reporter: we are here at sunnyvale motor cars where the par
. terry mcsweeney live in napa. you heard from it the horse's mouth. >> reporter: it is true, i tried to communicate with a horse today. did communicate with some people for sure. we started over in sonoma county, mid 30s it didn't get really cold until we got to napa, really cold and really beautiful. the warning came too late for those unaware of the over light below freezing temperatures in parts of the north bay. -- these horses in sonoma county broke layer of ice that hardened on top of the water. the big guy seemed to signal yes it was cold. in napa, the official low last night was 25°, frost on cars, frost on the ground, recycling bins if it gets on planes at napa airport, bad news. >> it destroys lift and capacity of the wings and other aero dynamic surfaces to operate. >> reporter: the horses seemed to signal they don't mind. amanda does. >> i have to be to work at 4:30 i wake up 4:00 there is ice on the car and i have to scrape it off i'm not into that first thing in the morning. >> reporter: it looks like the threat of the mid 20s they had last night appears to be again in
much of a traffic problem. >> this is all too common a sight in sonoma and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it clos
and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to collapse.
the napa river, flood stage, 16 feet. it will go over about a foot over flood stage tonight, tomorrow morning, same holds true for the napa river. over flood stage for a temporary amount of time and then recede quickly tomorrow. we'll check out the rainfall totals and the forecast coming up. >> ama: a warning in the south bay. the creek is about to overflow its banks. we're live in men menlo park. >> this is the bridge and crews just arrive. they brought sandbags and are placing them here along the street. they've also blocked off this entire area. they're trying to keep the curious public away from the rising waters of the creek. where we are, the creek divides palo alto and menlo park, and the last time it overran its banks was back in 1998, and they think it's going to flood again tonight. within the past hour or so men lo park firefighters have been driving through neighborhoods, warning residents about the rising creek. the san mateo county security alert system is calling people. there are homes that run along -- right along the creek, and those residents are feeling a
is shipped to china. what do they want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand for luxury goods. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money l they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> yes. >> reporter: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3billion in california companies. $560million in just the past year. the chinese are boosting the golden states housing recovery. they bought one out it have every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compare to high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: a student at the university of southern california. his parents bought him this yearly $1 million condo. they thought renting a dorm room was a waste of money. >> my parents decide to buy me a house as a investment outside china. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residents to affluent chinese. >> they don't have a place to put their money. they look at their own economy as a place where it's not v
there and a sinkhole that opened up earlier today. >> reporter: that is right, sewn ♪ [ music ] marin, napa all counties battered hard by the wind and the rain. and we're looking at one of the after-effects a sinkhole that closed a road here. road crews spent several hours getting stoney point road patched, where it intersected madron road. they just don't trust stoney point from collapsing completely. already the 4' culvert under the roll has failed on both sides and water has erode the soil around and under, it creating the sinkhole about 10' deep. the culvert was already failing due to age and the heavy run- off just finished it off. >> with the last three days, you know, this much rain short amount of time, it just causes a lot of havoc. we have a lot of roads closed right now due to flooding and it's just too much water in a short amount of time. >> reporter: and this is stoney point road, just south of here, in petaluma, there has been a flash flood warning in effect for most of the day and for good reason. you can see the streets and fields are overwhelmed. this mobile-home park had a f
closures and now concerns that a levy could break. and flood warnings on the napa river and a major intersection closed. good evening. thank you so much for joining us. i'm ama dates. we have live team coverage of our storm wach. lilian kim is on the peninsula where a creek over ran its banks. and there was lots of flooding in the north bay where cornell bernard is. we start with leigh glaser. leigh? >> what a difference about six, eight hours makes. live doppler 7hd, very active earlier this morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. as the cold front moved through. now you could barely even tell we had any rain at all. we are looking live now, folks, and you can see the receive rain has pushed on to the south and east of the bay area. still getting a few little sprinkles here and there between morgan hill and hollister. mainly at the higher elevations, but most of the rain, or actually all of the rain has moved out of the area. we did have quite a bit of rainfall. we still have a couple of river watches. these are river watches in affect until tomorrow morning. the river right now is at 27 fe
there in the meantime, the creek continues to go down. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the napa river has crested below flood stage and is receding this morning after a flood warning was issued yesterday. that prompted the closure of the downtown riverfront promenade as a precaution. locals were confident the river would not flood and they were right. today it is predicted to crest again at 16 1/2 feet, 16 inches below flood stage. >>> in santa cruz county the water rose so fast, 40 families of felton grove had to leave their homes the san lorenzo river reached four feet over flood stage yesterday, a tree fell on power lines knocking out electricity to nearby communities. getting in and out was a challenge after heavy rains forced closure of southbound highway 9. >>> in the north bay they are still dealing with aftermath of flooding and high winds. giant fir tree split the roof of a house in forestville yesterday. power lines were damaged, nobody was hurt. lucky no one was inside the club pleasanton when a big redwood crashed through the roof, crews cut branches and cleared out debris. >>> portion of s
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